Book picks as published in the June 27, 2018 St. Albert Gazette. For more great reads, check here.
The Never-ending present: the story of Gord Downie and the Tragically Hip
By Michael Barclay
Barclay talks to dozens of the band’s peers and friends about not just the Hip’s music but about the opening bands, the American albatross, the band’s role in Canadian culture, and Gord Downie’s role in reconciliation with Indigenous people. This is a book not just for fans of the band: it’s for anyone interested in how culture can spark national conversations.
The Power of kindness: why empathy is essential in everyday life
By Brian Goldman
Based, in part, on Dr. Goldman’s search around the world to rekindle his own capacity for caring by learning from those whose stories inspire us to become our best selves. With his trademark honesty and keen powers of observation, Goldman looks at how he and his colleagues struggle in the high-stress world of hospital medicine to be kind to patients and families.